Discography

Uros Spasojevic &  Bojan Marjanovic – V

 

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This conceptual duo album is influenced by Norwegian pianist and composer Ketil Bjørnstad and since the project started as part of a cinematic concept, the music on V could be likened to a soundtrack to a future film. A sound that embodies the tension of contrast and complement between two strong instrumentalists. What at first may seem like opposing signatures will in the end unite into something fresh and enchanting.

Together, Uros and Bojan build a path into the listener’s experiential horizon, erasing that liminal boundary where the past ends and the future begins. Their dialogues are defined by deconstructive treatments, roles, and expressive possibilities of their assemblage. Highlighting the melodic function of the electric bass, the piano explore varying textural models and parts in the vein of contemporary classical music. In most pieces, the bass’s timbres and moods are combined with through-composed material, thus creating an indivisible entity.

The album was entirely composed by Uros Spasojevic, who is committed to the idea that the bass guitar can be a leading melodic and solo instrument capable of viable polyphony and improvisational logic. With sublime taste and sophistication, he strives for simplicity, sincerity, and originality. Bojan Marjanovic is a pianist of versatile capabilities and interests, spanning the gamut of classical to improvised music and contemporary jazz. Although mostly classically trained, he has translated his multivalent identity and curiosity into an exploration of music beyond stylistic bounds. This is their first album as a duo.

Musicians:
Uros Spasojevic – bass guitar
Bojan Marjanovic – piano

About the album:
“The album as a whole recalls electric bassist  Bjorn Meyer 's solo album  Provenance  (ECM Records, 2017). Spasojevic has a distinctive voice on the electric bass, worthy of a brighter spotlight than he has received so far.”

Mark Sullivan
Music Journalist
All About Jazz

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“Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines “flow” as a oneness of performer and process, and on V electric bassist Uros Spasojevic and pianist Bojan Marjanovic achieve precisely that. That said, the Serbian duo doesn’t so much combine forces as close the gap between them, like two hands from different religious traditions coming together in a single prayer.”

Tyran Grillo
Music journalist

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“Using only an electric bass and a piano, Uros Spasojevic and Bojan Marjanovic render surprisingly detailed imagery. Moods range from black-and-white film soundtracks to dreamy hallucinations that draw us in like the cover photo. A gem of ambient jazz sent from the far reaches of Norway.”

“Way out west”
Japanese Jazz magazine

“The album definitely has a futuristic, minimalistic sound, a bit like listening to a heavy film soundtrack. Mr. Spasojevic clearly sets whatever mood or atmosphere he’s going for, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he one day did decide to score films.”

Peter Hoetjes
Music Journalist
All About Jazz

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Uros Spasojevic Project – Expressions

 

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Album ” Expressions” recorded during three days recording session at studio “Kebac” Valjevo, Serbia on may 2016.

All compositions and arrangements by Uros Spasojevic.
Produced by Uros Spasojevic and Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac.
Mixed and mastered by Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac.

During recording session Uros Spasojevic used Woodguerilla Abaz 5 tenor bass guitar, Aguilar TH500 bass amplifier, Bergantino CN212 bass cabinet and various fx pedals ( TC Electronic Nova repeater, MXR Carbon copy, EHX Pitch Fork, MXR Stereo Chorus and 3leaf Ocatbvre Tim mode )

 

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Uros Spasojevic Project – Third View

 

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Third USP album was recorded at studio “Kebac” in Valjevo, Serbia in 2016. Album was mixed & mastered by Scott Kinsey in Los Angeles, USA.

Produced by Uros Spasojevic and Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac.

Musicians:

Bob Reynolds – tenor saxophone (2,3)
Nir Felder – guitar (1,8,9)
Nena Jelaca – vocal (7)
Boris Novakovic – rhodes (1,8)
Dusan Jankovic – piano (3,5,6)
Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac – drums (1,3,5,6,8)
Uros Spasojevic – bass (1-9)

 

About the album:

“The music is very strong and has a very particular mood about it. It really has it’s own identity, both in the writing and as a complete presentation. Beautiful!”

Scott Kinsey
mixing, mastering USP album “Third View”

 

“Bassist Uros Spasojevic’s latest release, album “Third View”, is quite a surprise. It is not a surprise because it is so great. It is a surprise because it is so great and completely different from his last great album, “Story On Bass”. Virtuosity and inventiveness really come in handy when you decide to change a direction or two.”

Walter Kolosky
Music Journalist
Author and co-host of the Jazz-Rocks!Podcast

 

“Uros is proving himself to be a skilled improviser and writer. It is clear that this music is reflective, searching, and honest. The most remarkable thing, though, may be the writing on this album. Uros has shown growth, restraint, and taste with the arrangements and selection of instrumentalists, not to mention his own playing.”

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“This album is much more personal than the previous two. I look at this whole project as a road that I need to follow so I could know my self better, and so I could progress much more in a spiritual way. The melody is the most important and valuable element in music, and on this album I mostly focus on the melody and melodiousness. All the musicians that have participated in the making of this album, have really given their best. Unselfishly they havegiven their seal, and in that way made this album even more special.”

Uros Spasojevic

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Uros Spasojevic Project – STORY ON BASS

 

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The compositions and performances on Story On Bass attempt to go even deeper than previous work. This album is more personal and more authentic. This project is another step forward in finding the inner musical voice of a bass guitar artist on a continuous journey of discovery.

Story On Bass was created in Valjevo, Serbia in late 2014. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Kebac.

Produced by Uros Spasojevic and Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac.

Musicians:

Boris Novakovic – rhodes (3,5,6,7)
Lazar Avramovic – piano (2)
Branko Popovic – drums (2)
Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac – drums (3,5,6,7,8)
Uros Spasojevic – bass (1-9)

 

About the album:

“… it is Spasojevic’s solo forays that give evidence to something quite different. His melodies are deep and moving and he obtains unique sounds through the use of many special effects mustered from his strings. These aren’t dorky sound-effects pulled-off for the purposes of showing off. Rather, they are used to create sound fields of emotion. You need to stop what you are doing to pay close attention. “

Walter Kolosky
Music Journalist
Author of Power, Passion and Beauty- The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra.

” …Regardless of the story being told throughout Story on Bass, Spasojevic is able to sing melodies through his instrument like very few bass players can. Whether he is on his own, or using drums and piano to cover rhythm and harmony, Spasojevic’s sense of melody is stunning.”

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Uros Spasojevic Project – PORTRAIT ON BASS

 

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Debut USP album called Portrait in Bass was recorded in the spring/summer of 2014 in Valjevo, Serbia. It was recorded and mixed in Serbia, at studio Kebac and mastered in London, UK, by Mr. Barry Gardner.

Nine of bass player Uros Spasojevic’s compositions appear. Each represents a sort of fusion of his musical experiences and influences.

The tunes were arranged for a trio with the aim to direct the attention to the basic music elements, melody and harmony, so that the creativity of all performers would be fully expressed.

The following musicians also took part in the project: Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac on drums, who also co-produced the album, and was the recording and mixing engineer. Boris Novakovic, Dusan Jankovic, Lazar Avramovic and Bojan Marjanovic on keyboards.

 

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